We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Rapoza an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Joseph A Capps Award; Heed Fellowship Award; and Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency. Dr. Rapoza is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

Dr. Samir A Melki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Samir Melki's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Melki's clinical interests: LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Worthen Center Award For Excellence In Eyecare; Microbes And Defense Society, Vanderbuilt University; and Chief Resident - Ophthalmology Dept., Georgetown University. Dr. Melki (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Melki is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Botox Injection, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicoletta A Fynn Thompson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Fynn-Thompson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fynn-Thompson attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fynn-Thompson welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Grenier's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Grenier's patients gave Dr. Grenier an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Grenier's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Grenier takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Grenier's education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Grenier has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Awardee, Research Grant, National Eye Inst.; and Osteopathic Fellow American Acad Ophthalmol. Dr. Grenier is affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Grenier's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1155 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. George Frangieh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Frangieh's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Frangieh is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Frangieh has received the following distinction: Resident Teaching Award at University of Southern California Department of Opthalmology, 1988-1991.. Dr. Frangieh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, French, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Bonnie An Henderson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Henderson's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Henderson's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Henderson completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Henderson include: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
270 Winthrop Street; #1l
Winthrop, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Poor is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Poor honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Poor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek and French. Dr. Poor is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; #600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hu's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hu trained at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Hu is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Priyanka Sood, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Priyanka Sood is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sood has a special interest in juvederm, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Botox Injection, Juvederm, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.
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